“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”Proverbs 4:7
God showed me many things that were false in Mormonism before I came to know the true Jesus of the Bible. In our early 20s, my husband and I questioned Mormon teachings. Deuteronomy 18:20-22 states that if a prophet makes even one false prediction or leads people to a different god, he is not a true prophet. Joseph Smith made many spurious prophecies, contrary to the trustworthy, eternal, unchanging God of the Bible who always was, is, and will be.
It was devastating for me to lose the faith of six generations of my ancestors. I suffered disillusionment and estrangement from my extended family— grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. I often felt alone, unstable, and confused. But I kept praying, taking classes, asking questions, reading books, trying to be a good person, and seeking happiness (though it was in what I later realized was a self-centered way).
I stumbled along. Unanswered questions about the meaning of life plagued me until God reached down to me with His love reflected in Christians whom He placed in my life.
Let Jesus’ words sink in: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Bible In A Year
- 2 Kings 13-14
- Proverbs 17
- 2 Peter 1-3